HR & Payroll

Two years on

On 1 October 2018 at 8.30 am, I walked into the Leapfrog office on my first day as their new HR and Payroll Services Manager. I sit here now at my desk taking some time out to reflect on the past couple of years. I was joining a reputable team; Leapfrog was established almost two decades ago and has been helping Guernsey businesses with recruitment ever since. Having started my HR career working… Two years on

How to support your employees during absences?

Absence management can be tricky.  To be effective you need a balance between supporting your employees to stay in or return to work and ensuring the business is not affected by their absence. Managing sickness absence is inevitable for any employer, but if you have clear and appropriate policies in place this should assist with effectively supporting your employees. Your policies should… How to support your employees during absences?

HR POST COVID-19: WHY WE CANNOT WASH OUR HANDS OF THIS ONE

Building back better following the Covid-19 pandemic is the hot topic right now, and quite rightly so. I guess the first thing to consider is whether we really are in a post Covid-19 place yet, or whether we are still en route. As all islanders are aware, Guernsey is fortunate to have had a long period of time with no active cases (as of time of writing this) so you… HR POST COVID-19: WHY WE CANNOT WASH OUR HANDS OF THIS ONE

Should every employee go through an induction programme?

An induction programme is the process used to welcome new employees to a business and prepare them for their role.  Induction programmes can vary from a simple “tick box” approach completed on the first day to highly in-depth programmes lasting months There is no given rule as to which approach is right but there is a minimum amount of information that should be provided to all… Should every employee go through an induction programme?

Pros and cons of working from home

So there is still lots of talk on the working from home subject going. I promised my colleagues and myself when writing my last blog that I would go into further details on the pros and cons of working from home. As this still seems to be the hot topic (I am having lots of discussions on this with colleagues, clients and contacts) and something I am very passionate about (not only as a champion… Pros and cons of working from home

We are all saying flexible working, but do we just mean working from home?

So, in Guernsey we all seem to be talking about flexible working at the moment, and I have recently presented on this at the BPP 2020 Human Resource in Financial Services Forum, and have been working on policies with my clients for their businesses. In lockdown some of us were lucky enough to retain our jobs and work from home, but now we are out of lockdown and back in the office or looking at… We are all saying flexible working, but do we just mean working from home?

What is the role of HR within a business and why should you outsource it?

Human Resource (HR), also known as people management, is an essential function within any business. It may be a cliché that people are an organisation’s greatest asset, but it is very true. No organisation exists without people (even if it is just one person) and it is their efforts which achieve its goals and objectives. HR is at the very heart of a business and has a role in every… What is the role of HR within a business and why should you outsource it?

Why is an employee handbook so important?

An employee handbook is a document that contains a company's policies and procedures that are expected to be followed in the workplace. It is a valuable resource and reference point for all members of staff and management. It is usually delivered to an employee on or ahead of their first day of employment and complements the employment contract and terms and conditions. Employee… Why is an employee handbook so important?

Disrupting the Norm by Stepping out of your Comfort Zone

Last August I was introduced via a friend to a new business contact. At the time I thought I was going to bag myself a free ticket to an HR event in Jersey… little did I know where that introduction was going to end! I never actually made it to the event in Jersey, however, a month or so later, I found myself invited to be part of the Guernsey version of that same event. I initially thought I… Disrupting the Norm by Stepping out of your Comfort Zone

A day in the life- working from home: Vicki

So many of us have had to adapt our working lives over the past few weeks and some of us are in a fortunate position where we can continue to work. Only now, we are based in our own homes. Working from home is not new to me.  Before joining leapfrog I worked remotely, sometimes in my clients offices but a large proportion of the time was from home, so I guess you could say I am a seasoned… A day in the life- working from home: Vicki

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